Chicago, IL (WorkersCompensation.com) - The National Workers' Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) recently held their annual conference in Chicago, IL at the Intercontinental Hotel with an impressive mix of over 200 workers' compensation professionals.
The program was filled with cutting-edge presentations and included topics such as The Ethical Challenges of Anti-Engagement addressing how interactions with the injured workers can promote improved outcomes. Also discussed was Advocacy-Based Claims Management as presented by a Senior Fellow at Sedgwick Institute, considered a champion of workers' compensation reform. Bob Wilson of WorkersCompensation.com was a keynote speaker and contributor on these topics.
A panel of 22 lawyers discussed state and local trends in workers' compensation. Another topic was an in depth analysis of a SO-state survey on the status marijuana in worker's compensation. There were several networking breaks throughout the event, ending with a presentation from Dr. Danzhu Guo ofthe Ovation Hand Institute on the medical advancements in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
After the substantive program concluded, the members of NWCDN met to elect a new board. Tom Kieselbach, (St. Paul, Mn) and Bruce Hamilton (Raliegh, NC) were voted President and Vice President, respectively.
About the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network
NWCDN is an organization comprised of workers' compensation attorneys from 45 states and Canada. Through their on line network, member attorneys can be contacted individually or through a coordinated group response to address the latest trends in workers' compensation law. Through its' comprehensive network, NWCDN takes a local approach to workers' compensation law and combines it into a national perspective. Annually, NWCDN sponsors an invitation only national conference for the business, risk and insurance professionals. On October 1, 2020, NWCDN will hold its' next national conference in Philadelphia, Pa.